Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of being prideful; scornfulness; also, vanity.

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  • noun The state or condition of being prideful; pride.

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  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

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Examples

  • I knew about my pridefulness, but not about the latent violence.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • At other times he seemed swollen with pridefulness.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • At other times he seemed swollen with pridefulness.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • At that moment, I saw that the dreamseller had stripped them of their pridefulness, shut off their defense mechanisms, removed the security they took in their financial status.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • I knew about my pridefulness, but not about the latent violence.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • In some Republican governors, Strickland sees "almost a pridefulness in trying to beat their chests and talk tough and, quite frankly, act like a bully."

    New governors face big battles

  • It was Grace Paley, a friend to my piles of drafts and rejection letters from publishers, who finally said: "You know, you have a certain fight and pridefulness in you not unlike your mother's."

    Leora Skolkin-Smith explains the backstory to her first novel, Edges

  • Not brazened-it-out, or wrapped-himself-in-pridefulness (the surest sign of struggle), simply free, by what conjunction of insight or ignorance I am still at a loss to imagine, from the universal misery of fitting-in - the-body.

    Two Poems

  • Not brazened-it-out, or wrapped-himself-in-pridefulness (the surest sign of struggle), simply free, by what conjunction of insight or ignorance I am still at a loss to imagine, from the universal misery of fitting-in - the-body.

    Two Poems

  • At that moment, I saw that the dreamseller had stripped them of their pridefulness, shut off their defense mechanisms, removed the security they took in their financial status.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

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